Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald writes that the Dolphins are confident they will be able to find two startings guards during the offseason. Beyond that, sources tell Salguero that Miami believes the type of player the Dolphins need won’t be exceedingly hard to find this offseason.
The Dolphins plan to use the $7.2 million of cap savings from either trading or releasing LT Branden Albert and use it to sign to starting-caliber guards either in free agency and/or the draft.
While the Dolphins may be confident in their ability to find two starting guards, Salguero points out that they’ve only started the same guard combo in back-to-back years once dating all the way back to 2000.
According to Salguero, Packers free agent G T.J. Lang is a system fit for the Dolphins, but he’s also coming off of hip surgery and recovering from a broken foot.
We have most of these guards featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.
We’ll have more regarding potential targets for the Dolphins as the news is available.